Tuesday, January 13, 2009

David Ellis, Good Writer, Named As Impeachment Special Prosecutor.

Yesterday I wrote about the Illinois House impeachment committee report. Among other things, I said it was well written and wondered who wrote it. Now we know.

Today, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan named David Ellis as the special prosecutor for the Illinois Senate impeachment trial of Governor Blagojevich, which begins January 26. Ellis, Speaker Madigan's legal counsel, was the committee's lead lawyer and primary author of its report.

Ellis also is the author of five novels.

Publisher's Weekly called his debut, Line of Vision (2002), "a wicked courtroom thriller." His next, The Hidden Man, is scheduled for a September, 2009, release.

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